College & Community Relations

Aims named to Top 10 Digital Community Colleges list

Submitted on: 04-11-2005

Aims Community College has been selected as one of the Top 10 Digital Community Colleges by the Center for Digital Education and the American Association of Community Colleges. The ranking is based on how colleges are deploying technology to streamline operations and better serve students, faculty and staff. Aims placed sixth in the Small/Rural Community College category and was the only Colorado college to receive the award. “This recent recognition really acknowledges all of the hard work that Aims and its employees have invested in technological advancements over the years,” said Chief Information Officer Gary Bardsley. “This shows faculty and staff dedication, along with financial investment, to make technology a priority in facilitating student learning.” The award is based on the results of a survey that all of the nation’s 1,151 accredited community, junior and technical colleges were invited to complete. Some of the questions in the survey focused on online services for students, including the availability of online registration, course material and other secure student areas. Additionally, faculty’s use of technology in the classroom was also a focus, highlighting Aims’ Faculty Learning Technology Center, IVS courses and wireless capabilities. “Across the board there are so many departments and groups that contributed to Aims receiving this recognition,” Bardsley said, “and undoubtedly, we’ve got to thank the IT folks. Without them, we could not maintain all of these advanced programs that we’ve implemented.” Call Aims today at (970) 330-8008 or visit for more information on how to register for classes. Aims Community College is an EEO/AA Employer Aims Community College is one of the largest and most comprehensive two-year colleges in Colorado. Founded in 1967 in Greeley, Aims has since established additional campuses in Fort Lupton, Loveland and Fort Collins. Curriculum now includes 2,000 day, evening and weekend courses for 14,000 students annually.

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